Thermal Imaging Drones for Hog Eradication and Wildlife Management, Spring Bear Hunting with Mossberg’s Linda Powell and We Say Farewell To Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter
This week we discuss spring bear hunting with Linda Powell of Mossberg Firearms. Our longtime friend, Linda is one of the most passionate bear hunters I’ve come across in the outdoor industry. She’s taken black bear all over North America and brown bear in Alaska and even Russia. We discuss the new 6.5 Creedmoor lineup from Mossberg as well, plus Linda tells us about the Mossberg 835 Turkey Shotgun which we will be giving away to our March 2017 Photo of the Month Winner!
Next we discuss the use of thermal imaging drones for hog eradication and wildlife management surveys. I had the opportunity to go out with Jason Douglas of Thermal Wildlife Drones last week and take in first hand how a drone can help landowners find and eliminate feral hogs. But this technology comes with a grey area for me. We discuss all the details with Jason. (Jason waiting for dark to fly the drone- we would kill 14 hogs with the drones assistance that night)
The clarity of the image captured by the drone’s camera was amazing. I can see how this technology could be used as a great wildlife surveying tool for landowners.
We round out the show by visiting with Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter for the last time. Ben is stepping down after a decade at the helm of DSC. We take a look back at what he’s most proud of during that tenure. A veteran of over 20 trips to Africa, I also ask him what to expect and how to prepare for my first trip with John X Safaris this summer.
Sandbass on the Fly, Dude Perfect’s Tyler Toney and Spring Turkey With Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Jason Hardin
We start off by talking spawning sand bass with longtime guide and our good friend Carey Thorn. The creeks should be full for the next 6 weeks and Carey gives us all the details on how to catch them on both conventional tackle and a fly rod, although during this visit we really key in on how to catch them with the long rod. (First sandbass I caught on a fly rod with Carey circa 2012)
Then we are joined by Tyler Toney of DUDE PERFECT. The guys are currently filming for season 2 of their hit show. You probably know them as the kings of the Trick Shot and funny guy humor. Their youtube channel has 16 million subscribers and 2.7 billion views! We talk elk hunting, bass fishing and a whole lot more.
We wrap up the broadcast by talking all things turkey conservation, restoration and hunting with our Texas Parks and Wildlife Turkey Program Leader- Jason Hardin. We examine a day in the life of these crazy birds in hopes that if understand them, we might be able to put our tag on a mature tom this spring.